THE Marriott Malaysia Business Council has contributed RM42,000 to the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF), thanks to the generosity of Marriot hotels' guests and staff.
The business council’s chairman, Robert Frager, presented the cheque to MAF chairman Professor Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman and MAF executive director Jasmin Jalil at a ceremony.
“This ‘Spirit To Serve Our Communities’ initiative aims to end AIDS in Malaysia, and every ringgit collected by the Marriot Malaysia Business Council on behalf of MAF will go a long way in making a difference to the lives of people living with HIV,” said Frager, who is also general manager at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.
“The generosity of our guests throughout Malaysia, as well as from our staff, in contributing towards this campaign has enabled us to help and give back to the communities in which we operate via the various ‘Spirit To Serve’ initiatives all our hotels organise throughout the year,” he added.
Dr Adeeba said the MAF was grateful for the contribution as it would help the foundation to improve the health of underprivileged people living with HIV.
“We, at the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and the Malaysian AIDS Council, have set our course towards ending AIDS by 2030.
In line with these goals we are determined to further reduce new HIV infections by 90% in the next decade.
“Though admittedly ambitious, we are optimistic that, with the support of our corporate partners such as the Marriott Malaysia Business Council, this goal is achievable,” she said.
The Marriott Malaysia Business Council hotels which participated in the campaign were Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Miri Marriott Resort & Spa and Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa.